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William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire. In 1785, he became an evangelical Christian, which resulted in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform... Read More

Born24 August 1759
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died29 July 1833 (aged 73)
Belgravia, London, England


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